Monthly Archives: September 2014

McOmber’s October letters

Money. If there is one word that describes the primary theme running through Spencer’s letters during October. On one hand, he writes that he has not been paid and is anxiously awaiting pay. He is so poor that he has … Continue reading

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I am off for the front I expect.

Newark Sept 7th 1864                 Good By Folkses. I am off for the front I expect. We had an examination yesterday & I guess I am good for a fall Campaign. I am not shure but think it is so. I … Continue reading

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last eavining I spent at the Chaplins house I have got well acquainted with his daughter.

Newark Sept 5th 1864 Dear Mother. this morning I got your letter just as I was ready to send one away so I will answer yours & send both at once. As to my health it is mostly my lungs I … Continue reading

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Tonight I feel pretty well.

Newark. Sept 2nd 1864 My Dear Mother I think I will write you this morning a few lines. I do not get better very fast but still think I am on the gain. I understand there is to be a General … Continue reading

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McOmber’s September Letters Overview

September apparently found Spencer with little time to write. His surviving letters are three relatively short missives. McOmber is still hospitalized in Newark, apparently still suffering complications, particularly with breathing, related to the late spring accident in which he was … Continue reading

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